Saturday, September 7, 2013

Awwkkk! What happened to summer? By Barbara Edwards

On Sept. 2 my #new #holiday romance, Journey of the Magi came out on #kindle and my carefully thought out schedule blew out of the water.
I sent my husband out to get one of those big school calendars so I could block out what I needed to do. It didn’t look too busy in those big squares.

I love September. The nights get cool and I air out the house when the breezes pick up. The smell of new mown grass hangs longer in the air. The early chrysanthemums start blooming in a thousand different colors. We store away the air conditioners.  I look for the autumn leaves on the trees and buy hot chocolate for the evenings. But stuff happened. 

To make you laugh, I’m listing my schedule for this month.
Over the weekend my grand-daughter left for freshman year at college
Sept 2. Journey of the Magi released  and on Nia Simone’s blog
Thanks for the wonderful review on Amazon and Goodreads, Nia.
Sept 3. Outpatient surgery- Oops. Had a lump removed from my breast.
Sept 5 Tina Gayle my guest
My grandson joined the National Guard
Sept 7 Mackenzie Crowne my guest and Roses of Prose blog
Sept 9 On Marie Tuhart’s blog
Sept 10 Happy Birthday party for my Grand-daughter
Sept 16 blog with Selena Fulton
Sept 19 Happy Birthday party-another grand-daughter and on Coffee Time Romance blog
Sept 21 Roses of Prose blog
Sept 25 Marie Tuhart my guest
Sept 27 Stephanie Burkhart’s blog
Sept 30 Anya’s blog
Plus two more Doctor appointments. And the edits for my next book should be back from my editor.
That’s the bare bones. I also need to plan tweets, Facebook posts, and post info to free sites that will promo my book. I’m not complaining. Having another title released is exciting and satisfying.
I’m still planning to find those autumn trees. A drive up Route 8 through the Naugatuck River Valley should give me some fine photos.
Here’s a peek at the cover of Journey for the Magi and the blurb: Widow Noel Martin never breaks promises, and she promised her kids they’d have Christmas at her childhood home in Connecticut. But driving across country takes money. Noel is broke when a snowstorm blows them into a tiny Minnesota café owned by a man who can change her mind. She accepts his offer of a job. Despite her attraction to him, she makes it clear she is only temporary help.
Dan Longstreet isn’t adopting any more strays, but he needs a waitress. Dan works so hard to make his café a success, he doesn't have time for love. Though Noel’s slender blonde beauty stuns him and her two adorable children tug at his heart, he denies how they threaten to change his life.
When tragedy strikes, their new-found love is the first victim. Noel can't stay and Dan can't leave. Will their journey be the gift that reunites them?
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Jannine Gallant said...

Hmm...when are you supposed to fit writing in there? Good lucky with your new book, Barbara!

Barbara Edwards said...

I'm squeezing it in, mostly in the evening when things quiet down.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Wow! Best of luck with the book. I admire your stamina for the blog tour. Obviously the surgery went well. Just one more thing to check off the to do list, right?

Chrys Fey said...

I also love autumn, Barbara. But September doesn't provide much of a change in Florida. I have to wait till October to truly enjoy it! lol

Wow! You certainly are busy! I have been busy too lately, but I am happy to say that I am now starting to read Journey of the Magi. :) And I can't wait to host you on my blog in November! :D

Good luck with your schedule!

Barbara Edwards said...

Hi Margo,
Yes the surgery is over and although I'm sore, Its good news.
Life is always interesting.

Barbara Edwards said...

Hi Chrys,
I lived in Orlando for ten years and really missed the seasons change.
Hope you like Journey of the Magi. I enjoyed writing it. See you in November.

Juli D. Revezzo said...

What Chrys said. We've got several more (say eight) weeks of summer to go! But I have plans for this fall so looking forward to seeing the seasons change this year.

I am so glad you're doing better, Barbara. Good luck with Journey of the Magi!

Barbara Edwards said...

thanks, Chrys. Much appreciated.

Leah St. James said...

Stop! Stop! It's Monday morning and I'm already tired reading your schedule! :-) So glad you had good news following surgery. Now, back to work! :-)

Barbara Edwards said...

I need to take extra vitamins! LOL